• Mound suspends depot rentals through end of year - 05.22.2020
    Mound city council members opted May 12 to suspend rentals of its Depot at Surfside Park and Beach for the duration of the year, citing the continued uncertainty around the coronavirus as the summer event season fast approaches.> <>
  • Dental clinics eye slow reopening - 05.18.2020
    Hours into the search and it was little progress made other than to find disposable gowns at a thousand-percent mark-up.> <>
  • The show won't go on at Birch's - 05.15.2020
    There would be no more than 60 cars in the parking lot. This would be diagramed out to show the distance between them. There would be no alcohol after 6:59 p.m. All food orders would be called in ahead, gloves…> <>
  • COVID-19 nixes area Fourth of July celebrations - 05.13.2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic and surrounding social-distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders has led to the cancellation of Fourth of July celebrations on both Lake Waconia and Lake Minnetonka.> <>
  • Additional community meals offered at Trinity Lutheran Church - 05.11.2020
    Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake is working with Orono Community Education, local churches and restaurants to bring the community together through food as well as provide free meals to those in the west Hennepin area.> <>
  • Mound church opens temporary food shelf - 05.07.2020
    Mound Evangelical Free Church on Commerce Boulevard started operating its own food closet in mid-April this year, a reflection of the growing need in the area for food assistance due to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic that has caused…> <>
  • Westonka closed for duration of academic year - 05.01.2020
    What seemed generally expected was confirmed April 23 when Gov. Tim Walz announced that all of Minnesota’s public schools would remain closed for the duration of the academic year.> <>
  • Agency works to keep cover bands alive amid pandemic - 04.30.2020
    Almost every weekend in a typical summer, live music is being performed somewhere in the west Hennepin County area, as restaurants and bars usually book weekly entertainment to bring in customers.> <>
  • Rules rolled out for local boaters during pandemic - 04.27.2020
    The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office declared ice-out on Lake Minnetonka on Thursday, April 2, in partnership with Freshwater, a “nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving freshwater resources and their surrounding watersheds.” This annual declaration means it’s the official start of boating…> <>
  • Bottom lines up? Liquor stores see boost during lockdown - 04.27.2020
    Moving happy hour out of the bar, combined with equal parts working from home and having no need to drive, has shaken up the way we drink. Area liquor stores are posting sky high sales, noting a trend toward the…> <>
  • Area father-son team make masks for front line workers - 04.24.2020
    Avery McManus is a seventh-grader at Grandview Middle School in Mound and has during this stay-at-home order taken to assisting his dad in printing out face shields on their 3D printers.> <>
  • Phelps: Ridgeview’s role in pandemic is to be there when needed - 04.24.2020
    I am writing today to provide some regional context to messaging you may be hearing and reading about hospitals’ and health systems’ preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated financial hardships on the health care industry. There is no…> <>
  • Grandview rolls out mobile library - 04.23.2020
    There is no friend as loyal as a book. Adventure and mystery and suspense; friendship and romance and derring-do; maybe even a little bit about the bigger questions in life—a bit of literature can make a fine companion no matter…> <>
  • Westonka project, porch concerts are music to quarantined ears - 04.20.2020
    One criterion was that it had to be a solo performance. No one said anything about three separate solo performances done on three separate instruments and layered one over the other during post-production to emit the sounds of a musical…> <>
  • Why declare a state of emergency? - 04.17.2020
    One by one and top down, governments have declared states of emergency for COVID-19: President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency Jan. 31 and Gov. Tim Walz placed Minnesota under peacetime emergency March 13. Cities then started following suit.> <>